7 Things to do at EMO Hanover 2017

Author / Editor: Rosemarie Stahl / Rosemarie Stahl

Not long until EMO Hanover 2017 opens its gates to professionals of the metal working industry. With 2,100 exhibitors last year, the trade fair is among the biggest trade fairs of the world. It is easy to miss out on important events or exhibitions. Here is a list of seven things you can do at this year's trade fair.

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At the end of September, the metal working industry meets in Hanover again.
At the end of September, the metal working industry meets in Hanover again.
(Source: Deutsche Messe)

EMO is one of the big ones, the world's largest trade fair for metal-working. The last time it was held in Hanover was 2013, due to its unique location plan. The last EMO was held in Milan, Italy, in 2015. This year, it is back in Germany and offers a huge variety of seminars, conferences and events to attend.

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EMO 2017 at a glance

EMO Hannover is the leading trade fair for the metalworking sector. It brings together users and manufacturers from all continents.

At the last EMO Hannover in 2013, around 60% of the exhibitors came from abroad, adding up to a total of 43 home countries. The 145,000 visitors came from over 100 different nations, making the EMO Hannover the premier trade fair for the international metalworking industry.
The topics presented in Hanover cover all important production areas:

  • Machine tools
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Other machines
  • Precision tools
  • Parts, components, accessories
  • Software, manufacturing and process automation
  • Metrology and quality assurance
  • Services

The EMO Hannover is organised by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW), located in Frankfurt am Main, on behalf of the European Association of Machine Tool Industries, Cecimo.
Opening hours: 18 - 23 September 2017 (Monday - Saturday),
daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Place: Messe Hannover
Ticket Prices: Day Ticket: €35 (advance sale)/€52 (on site)
Reduced Admission: €12 (on site)
Full-Event Ticket: €65 (advance sale)/€89 (on site)


The programme is clearly oriented at trends in manufacturing. Besides a conference on additive manufacturing, the topics of digitalisation and Industry 4.0 are the main focusses of the trade fair. While many exhibitors have examples of these trends on show at their booths, associations also pick up these topics for their forums and symposiums. Additionally, visitors can take part in guided tours to learn more on modern manufacturing technologies.